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Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum

1202 Nash St, Wilson, NC 27893
+1 252-243-2526
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A unique architectural jewel and small museum

This is a very unique architectural jewel in Wilson built by hand by the African Amercian craftsman... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
Rodger L
Interesting but small

This is an interesting structure and has historical items inside but it is rather small. The guide... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2016
RaleighNCtravel
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Raleigh, NC
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The Freeman Round House is an African-American Museum. Its purpose is to preserve, promote, and present African-American history, art, and culture to all citizens of Wilson and the region in order to increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural traditions and African-American contributions to society.
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25 Mar 2016
“A unique architectural jewel and small museum”
5 Mar 2016
“Interesting but small”
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1202 Nash St, Wilson, NC 27893
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+1 252-243-2526
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a very unique architectural jewel in Wilson built by hand by the African Amercian craftsman Oliver Nestus Freeman. On you visit you'll also learn about African Amercian History from the region. The museum holds concerts in their garden that are wonderful.

1  Thank Rodger L
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is an interesting structure and has historical items inside but it is rather small. The guide inside explained some of the local history and the history of the house. It is worth a stop, but 15-30 minutes is probably plenty of time. There is...More

1  Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We had a day to spend in Wilson during a 2300 mile road trip. Wilson is something of a sad place, but the Round House Museum caught our eye. As museums go, it's very small with a very limited message and has trouble stacking up...More

1  Thank ChipD58
Reviewed 1 November 2015

My mom and I enjoyed music on the lawn. There are the 'regulars' and the 'newbies'. This is art/culture at its best with a little diversity built in. Just a darn good time.

Thank Andra' E
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The Freeman Round House was built in the 1940s by stonemason Oliver Nestus Freeman. The museum features the culture and contributions of African Americans to the history of Wilson, NC. Freeman also built houses to help with the housing shortage for the GIs returning from...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The best outdoor concerts in the South. It needs to be on the radar of must do for the summer. Old fashion small town good time. Simple and easy the way life use to be.

Thank Mrsjones930
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